Archive for August, 2012
According to TVGuide, executive producer Christopher Lloyd has released details regarding the premiere of Modern Family.
Gloria’s pregnancy has repercussions throughout the family. Jay is unnerved about being a dad again and briefly sees a therapist; Gloria is in a bit of denial and refuses to stop wearing her usual clothes; and Manny is concerned the parenting duties will fall to him.
But what of the Dunphys? “Phil is transfixed by the changes to Gloria’s physique,” says Lloyd. “And so is Claire, who secretly delights in it.”
Take a look at the first promotional feature for the forthcoming season, which was released by ABC.
What are your speculations and predictions in how the storyline related to Gloria’s pregnancy will unfold?Which particular angle to the pregnancy are you the most intrigued to see? Share your response in the comments section.
The Office shall be drawing to a close after the conclusion of its forthcoming ninth season, reports producer and original show runner, Greg Daniels. Daniels will be returning in his capacity as show runner for the final season noted in a report on
Daniels, who participated in a press conference this past Tuesday commented on how this announcement would shape the episodes leading up to the finale particularly stating that’ As we head into the homestretch, we have a lot of exciting things I’ve been wanting to do since season two,” Daniel told reporters during a conference call Tuesday. “The end should be pretty cool.”
As for the suitability of the show ending this coming year, Daniels commented on that regard stating that at” some point you have a choice: to always tell the beginnings of stories and the middles or to allow a story to end, and I think endings can be very powerful and meaningful pieces of the story,” said Daniels, who added that NBC Entertainment president Bob Greenblatt was supportive of the plan to end the series. “If we didn’t let it end this year, I don’t know if we would have been able to tell the endings for so many characters that I really want to know the endings for.
As for the structure of the forthcoming season, viewers will see how storylines develop into arcs which shall have been established into the premiere as opposed to simply providing episodic storylines.
Furthermore, Daniels commented on the excitement in terms of the different possibilities for each of the endings for each of the characters as well as the creative risks which he can be taken in this regard.”There are so many storylines to follow now, so many endings to write for different characters, risky things we wouldn’t normally do if we knew we were going for a long time,” Daniels said. “Now that we have an end date, we can blow up things and take some chances. It’s very freeing and creatively exciting for the audience.”
Such risks include Nellie hosting a charity at The Office as well as Dwight donating money to the Taliban as a form of retaliation. This year will also bring bank Daniel Denman whose character Roy will be getting married and it is also said to be a big year for the character of Jim and Pam. Furthermore, David Wallice will be seen running Dunder Mifflin. The show is said to nhave a feel of what it was before the Sabre days which would make sense given how Sabre is no longer running Dunder Mifflin.
Furthermore, viewers will have a chance to see who the individuals who have been filming the documentary throughout the entire course of the series actually are.
While some of the exciting story arcs were revealed by Daniels, it should be noted that the producer hopes to keep most of the major details a secret for the coming season, to help instill an actual element of surprise as opposed to viewers knowing what will happen beforehand.
As for anticipations which Daniels has for the season he noted that he wanted to hire Kelp Kalipus who directed the pilot episode as a way of bringing this to a full circle. Consequently, the question of whether Steve Carrell will return as Michael Scott arose. While Daniels did not provide a definitive response, he did essentially mention that although it would definitely be great to have Carrel return he acknowledges that the actor is busy with other projects and therefore this may not necessarily be possible.
What is your response to the show ending this season as well as to the storylines which have been announced? What directions would you like to see the show take in its final season. Sound off on the comments section?
Actress, Wendi McLendon-Covey recently guest starred as a lesbian mother on ABC’S Modern Family, according to a report from Entertainment Weekly. The Bridesmaid actress will now portray a character who is the mother of a kindergartener who gets involved in a fight with Lilly. Her partner will be portrayed by actress Michaela Watkins, who is a SNL alum.
The actress will appear in the third episode of the coming season and has expressed her delight in portraying a character with a different type of personality than the type she typically portrays.The actress elaborated on this in her interview with the site stating that “I usually play someone who hates her kids — this time I love my child!”
McLendon-Covey also has other projects lined up for the coming month, including her work next month on CBS’ Rifles of Engagement for two episodes to wrap up an existing storyline as well as remake of the British sitcom, Only Fools and Horses for a pilot known as Kings of Van Nuys.
What is your response to the actress’ appearance on the show in her role and what predictions do you have for how this storyline will unfold? What other challenges might Lilly face as she starts school and how might this be explored? Share your response in the comments section, below.
Actor, David Denman is set to return to The Office in its upcoming ninth season, reports TV Line. The actor, who portrayed Pam’s former fiancé, Roy will specifically reprise in his role in the second episode of the season.
Viewers will recall that Pam and Roy were in a part of a rocky relationship throughout the first three seasons which was served as the dominant road block between her relationship with Jim from advancing earlier . However when Pam ultimately confessed to Roy about h exchanging a kiss with Jim and how she had strong feelings for him, Roy attempted to attack the salesman only toe stopped by Dwight’s quick yet somewhat lethal response. He was fired thereafter, but did reappear in season 5 for an awkward yet civilized, coincidental encounter with Jim at a bar.
Given the circumstances, it will be interesting to see how Roy interacts with Pam and Jim as well as the nature of his involvement in the episode.
Dennan has also been busy working on other series since his departure from The Office including TV appearances on shows such as Brothers & Sisters and Drop Dead Diva.
What is your response to Lennan’s reappearance and Roy and what speculations or predictions do you have for how the episode will play out. Share your response in the comments section and be sure to tune in for the season 9 premiere on Thursday, September 20 @ 9:00pm eastern / 8:00pm central.